15 Apr 2022 - 4 Sep 2022

Kunichika: Japanese Prints

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This stunning new exhibition of prints by Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) is an exciting follow up from Lady Lever Art Gallery’s previous exhibition Edo Pop.

Kunichika was one of the most important 19th century print makers in Japan. Born in Edo (present day Toyko), Kunichika was trained by Kunisada, a leading print maker of the time, and went on to be a highly original master in his own right.

Kunichika embraced modern subjects and his prints reflected the great social and political change in Japan at the time. He was best known for his depictions of the Kabuki theatre, capturing the drama and excitement of scenes from popular plays and famous actors.

More than 50 of Kunichika’s hand-printed single, double and triptych prints will feature in this must-see exhibition, which is the first in a national gallery outside of Japan to focus on his work.

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Image: Kunichika-Ichikawa-Danjuro © National Museums Liverpool, courtesy of Frank Milner

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